President Trump’s deputy national security adviser is being ousted as part of the shakeup that led to top White House strategist Steve Bannon’s removal from the National Security Council, according to a report on Sunday.
K.T. McFarland, who was brought into the post by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, is expected to be nominated as ambassador to Singapore, Bloomberg News reported, citing sources.
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who replaced Flynn after he was fired in February for misleading the White House about his contacts with Russian officials during the campaign, has been reorganizing the agency since taking over.
The Trump administration announced Bannon’s departure from the NSC last week.
Reports said the controversial decision to give Bannon a seat at the table was intended to allow him to be Trump’s eyes and ears at the NSC meetings and to monitor Flynn.
Dina Powell, a former Goldman Sachs executive, remains the other deputy National Security Adviser, and another person is expected to be named to replace McFarland, Bloomberg reported.